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The Acceptability of Malunggay Leaves (Moringa Oleifera) and Honey as Tea Bautista, Kristine Loi A. Bautista, Ryza R. Reyes, Rodolfo Jr. E. Villapando, Jeremiah P. Grade 10 - Sacred Heart
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Introduction Medicinal plant is the main ingredient in making tea. Tea is one of the simplest beneficial drink not just in Philippines but all over the world. Tea contains antioxidants that work to prevent the body’s version of rust and thus help to keep us young and protect us from damage from pollution. And also tea has less caffeine than coffee that may help people who wanted to decrease their weight. It contains more calcium than milk, as well as iron, vitamin A and K that can help to protect and make the bones stronger. Tea may boost one's immune system and prevent cancer. It is well-known kind of drink for thousands of years and has been a huge part of cultures in different countries. Our world provides us so many beneficial plants. They keep their nutrients very well so we can utilize it as well. They contain very good nutrients in which they are used in medicine or drugs in healing diseases. Scientists propose medical plants to used for the high cost of pharmaceutical products. One of the beneficial plants for our health is Malunggay. It is popular plant known for high nutritional value as well as an herbal medicine. . Phytochemical is chemical compounds produced by plants and the study analyzed that Malunggay leaves were particulary rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin A and D, Essential amino acids as well as known as antioxidants such as β-carotene, vitamin C and flavonoids. Furthermore, this miracle plant is rich in compounds containing simple sugar, rhamnose and unique group or glucosinolates and isothiocyanates which categorized as hypotensive, anticancer and antibacterial activities. Benzyl isothiocyanate which is found in Malunggay leaves can prevent cancer cells in our body. Malunggay leaves are also used in the treatment of prostate and skin cancer. While another study show that Malunggay can prevent against doxorubicin resistant human breast cancer cells. Malunggay leaf can even heal tumor and prevent cancer cells activities. It also contain
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important nutrient called anthelmintic which can prevent against parasitic or worms and may able to kill the intestinal worms activities in the body. Vitamin B1 of Malunggay is can also prevent rheumatism for aged. Malunggay leaves contain calcium, potassium, protein, iron and vitamin A, B, and C in which they contribute and balance the cholesterol level in the body and help in combating malnutrition. It is said that malunggay is also a very useful tea but its taste is not good for children. Like any other medicinal/herbal tea, children dislike drinking Malunggay Tea even it is very useful and effective and even their guardians want them to. As a result, guardians tend to have problems on how they can convince the children in drinking the nutritious Malunggay tea.
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Background of the Study
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